What is court?

  • (noun): The residence of a sovereign or nobleman.
    Example: "The king will visit the duke's court"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Court

A court is a tribunal, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.

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Daniel Webster - Constitutional Lawyer
... scholar of his generation and probably had more influence on the powerful Marshall Court than any other advocate had ... Of the 223 cases he argued before the Supreme Court, he won about half of them ... role in eight of the most celebrated constitutional cases decided by the Court between 1801 and 1824 ...
Dunstan - Early Life (909–43) - School To The King's Court
... He was later appointed to the court of King Athelstan ... a favourite of the king and was the envy of other members of the court ... The king ordered him to leave the court and as Dunstan was leaving the palace his enemies physically attacked him, beat him severely, bound him, and ...
Iona Nikitchenko
1967, Moscow, Russian SFSR) was a judge of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union ... His court experience started in May 1920 when he was appointed as the chairman-deputy of the Military Court of Semirechye Army Group during the Civil War ... In 1924 was appointed as the member of the Military Court Collegiate of the Moscow Military District ...
Emperor Go-Kameyama - Eras of Go-Kameyama's Reign
... Nanboku-chō southern court Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript) Kōwa (1381–1384) Genchū (1384–1393) Nanboku-chō northern court Eras as reckoned by pretender ...
Wyoming - State Law and Government - Judicial System
... Wyoming's highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, with five justices presiding over appeals from the state's lower courts ... is unusual in that it does not have an intermediate appellate court, like most states ... Appeals from the state district courts go directly to the Wyoming Supreme Court ...

More definitions of "court":

  • (noun): An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business.
    Synonyms: tribunal, judicature
  • (noun): A specially marked area within which a game is played.
    Example: "Players had to reserve a court in advance"
  • (verb): Seek someone's favor.
    Synonyms: woo
  • (noun): Respectful deference.
    Example: "Pay court to the emperor"
    Synonyms: homage
  • (verb): Engage in social activities leading to marriage.
    Example: "We were courting for over ten years"
  • (noun): Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947).
    Synonyms: Margaret Court
  • (noun): A room in which a law court sits.
    Synonyms: courtroom
  • (noun): A yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings.
    Example: "The house was built around an inner court"
    Synonyms: courtyard
  • (noun): The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (noun): The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state.
    Synonyms: royal court

Famous quotes containing the word court:

    Follow a shaddow, it still flies you;
    Seeme to flye it, it will pursue:
    So court a mistris, shee denyes you;
    Let her alone, shee will court you.
    Say, are not women truely, then,
    Stil’d but the shaddowes of us men?
    At morne, and even, shades are longest;
    At noone, they are or short, or none:
    So men at weakest, they are strongest,
    But grant us perfect, they’re not knowne.
    Say, are not women truely, then,
    Stil’d but the shaddowes of us men?
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience, he can assign them their duty. The Republic of Letters is more ancient than monarchy, and of far higher character in the world than the vassal court of Britain.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    Of all things in life, Mrs. Lee held this kind of court-service in contempt, for she was something more than republican—a little communistic at heart, and her only serious complaint of the President and his wife was that they undertook to have a court and to ape monarchy. She had no notion of admitting social superiority in any one, President or Prince, and to be suddenly converted into a lady-in-waiting to a small German Grand-Duchess, was a terrible blow.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)